3rd June, 2014 Reflection A Student's Prayer Help me remember that you’re always by my side at school and all day long. Help me be the best student I can be, using all the gifts and talents you’ve given me. Help me study well and often – especially when I don’t feel like studying at all! Help me finish all my homework – on time. Help me listen to my teachers and coaches. Help me play fair and play safely, help me be honest when I’m tempted to cheat. Help me always tell the truth. Help me be kind to everyone at school and to treat others as I’d want them to treat me. Help me make good friends and help me be a good friend to others. Help me know how I can help others and to ask for help when I need it myself. Help me love and respect, trust and appreciate my parents - and to be honest with them. Help me remember that you’re with me always, Lord, and that you’ll never leave my side. Amen (From concordpastor)
Blessing of Trade Training Centre Fr John O’Reilly and Fr Michael Moody were on hand last Friday afternoon to officiate at our Blessing Ceremony for the Trade Training Centre. Our special guests included: Western Edge Cluster Principals Ms Sandra Eglezos – Kurunjang Secondary College Ms Jenny Malberg – Staughton College Mr David Reynolds – Melton Secondary College CRC Federation Ms Christina Utri – CRC, St Albans Mr Brendan Watson – CRC, Sydenham Mr Michael Testa – Catholic Regional College Federation
CEO Mr Fergus Chisholm – Catholic Education Office Mr Peter Devery – Catholic Education Office CRC Community Mr Frank FitzGerald – Catholic Regional College Principal (1985-1995) Ms Jenny Machado – President of the Parents & Friends Association Melton Community Councillor Bob Turner – Melton City Council, Mayor Mr Maurie Allen – Victoria University
Architects Mr Joe Scully – Henderson & Lodge Mr Andy Lor – Henderson & Lodge Ms Shirley Cooper – Henderson & Lodge Builders Mr Bill North – 2Constuct RTO Mr Charlie Galea – Educational Living
It has been a long journey since March 2009 when the Melton schools that form the Western Edge Cluster were successful in obtaining an $11.3m grant for a Trade Training Centre to be built in Melton. The original plan, as you know, was to build the TTC at Melton South on the Victoria University site.
Good luck to our Year 11, 10 and 9 students who begin Semester 1 exams this week. Students should be preparing for their exams both at school and at home. Revision guides have been given to assist students. Year 10 & 11 students will only be required at the College When that plan lapsed in May, 2012, four Melton when sitting exams. If students wish to be here during schools being Kurunjang SC, Staughton College, Melton non-exam times they will be directed to supervised exam SC and CRC accepted the challenge to build a multi hub study rooms. Year 9 students will attend normal classes TTC, with a particular Trade on each of the school sites - except when sitting Core exams. Electro Technology, (KSC), Building and Construction (SC), Hair and Beauty (MSC) and Engineering here at Semester 2 Subject Changes – VCE Year 11 Bulmans Road. I can see in the years to come there will be potentially more trades being offered in these Initial requests from Year 11s for changes to Semester 2 studies close this Friday. Students will need to see me to schools. register their reason for change. I will check to see if Thanks to Fr O’Reilly and Fr Moody for joining us and changes are possible and then distribute a Change of Subject Form to have signed off by parents, teachers, VCE leading the blessing. and Year 11 Coordinator. Thanks to Elisabeth Falzon and the Liturgical Ensemble, Shaun Coates who organised the Liturgy and Sam Year 10 students will have access to Semester 2 changes next week, Year 9 students during the last 2 weeks of Frazzetto who coordinated afternoon tea. Thanks to CRC Staff: Susan Henry, Noel Cornish, Peter Term 2. This week all Year 10 students will be given a copy of their Semester 2 electives. Year 9 students will be Drew and John Doughty who set up this area. given the same next week. If parents have any questions about the process, please contact me at the College. Mark Sheehan Principal Staff PL Day – Friday, June 6 This Friday is a student free day as staff will meet in Subject Area groups to map out and document Year 7 – 10 AusVELS curriculum. Staff will also be examining eLearning resources that can be accessed through student ICT devices. John Christie Deputy Principal (Staff)
Year 9 Hospitality Childrens Party
Full school photos were held last week, it was very impressive to see, for all but a few students, everyone in the full winter uniform. There is still the opportunity to place orders online up until 10 days from the day of the photos if you haven’t already done so. Follow the link www.arthurreedphotos.com.au/schoolorder and use the ordering code CRM485.
On Wednesday 28th May the Year 9 Hospitality class hosted a children’s party inviting thirty Prep students from St. Catherine’s Primary School. The theme was ‘Disney’ with all the prep students dressed up in their bright and colourful characters. The hospitality students spent several sessions planning and designing ideas for the day, including the food, table and room decorations, invitations and lolly bag designs. The Prep students arrived at 12.00 and were greeted by an enthusiastic group of Year 9’s who then moved off into five different planned activities for a ten minute rotation time. The Preps loved the face painting, obstacle course, character card game, pin the eye on Mickey and baking rainbow biscuits. At 1.00 all the students enjoyed the delicious array of creative sweet and savoury foods. The highlight was the cake of the day with Mickey the monster which was cut up and all the Prep students took a piece home for later. The final departing gift for the Preps was a gift/lolly bag which they were delighted to take back to school. Congratulations to a wonderful group of Year 9 Hospitality students for their hard work and amazing team effort.
Brave - From Beyond Blue We often get queries from parents regarding programs to help their child overcome periods of anxiety. A program has been released this week from Beyond Blue called BRAVE. It is a free online program that helps prevent and treat anxiety in young people. The BRAVE program is a fun and interactive self-help course that helps 8 to 17-year-olds manage anxiety using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. There is also a separate program for parents, with advice on supporting young people with anxiety. A team from Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland Australia and The University of Queensland, with funding from beyondblue, has developed the BRAVE program. To find out more or to register for the program, visit www.brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au
Yvonne Wood Head of Technology
Parent Strategies for Teenage Success You may recall I advertised a parent evening for Year 12 students but unfortunately had to cancel. Since then there have been inquiries from other parents across the other year levels about the possibility of offering to the wider school community. I am currently negotiating with the presenter some possible dates, as soon as this is finalised it will be published in the newsletter. Robert Blackley Deputy Principal - Students R (Relationship) Day CatholicCare Marriage Enrichment Program Saturday 14 June Relax, Renew, Recall, Romance, Revisit, Revitalise, Rejuvenate and Rejoice! This one day workshop for couples is based on the 7 Principles of a Sound Relationship House developed by relationship expert Dr John Gottman. During the workshop you will explore ideas for deepening connection, friendship and intimacy in your relationship. Educators from CatholicCare’s Marriage and Relationship Education Team will run the workshop. Contact: 92875516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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June National Reconciliation Week Year 7 Premier League Round 5 ICAS Science Competition Year 11 Examinations Year 9 MASP Excursion Year 9—11 Examinations Staff Professional Development Day—No classes Queen’s Birthday holiday—No classes Year 7 & 8 Timed Assessments Year 9 - 11 Exams Year 7 & 8 Timed Assessments Year 9 - 11 Exams Year 7 Premier League Round 6 VCAA GAT Year 7 & 8 Timed Assessments Year 9 - 11 Exams Year 12 Studio Arts Excursion Year 7 & 8 Timed Assessments Year 9 - 11 Exams VCAA Semester 1 end
Wednesday 4th S. Phelps Wednesday 11th G. Thiele J. Portelli Wednesday 18th N. Woods Wednesday 25th A. Hindell J. Davine
6.30pm - 7.30pm M. Bastiaan 1.00pm - 2.00pm M. Mullan
6.30pm - 7.30pm E. Moss 1.00pm - 2.00pm N. McLeod
Term 2 June
Homework club will run from Wednesday 30th April, 2014 until 18th June, 2014 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the library
Tuesday 10th Joyce Van Ravenstein Wednesday 11th Karen Normoyle Friday 13th Tess Galea Monday 16th
Mass Times Parish of Melton Parish Priest : Fr Michael Moody Weekend Mass times: St Catherine of Siena Church Bulmans Rd, Melton West Saturday: 6.00pm Sunday: 9.00am & 11.00am St Dominic’s Church Sunday: 5.00pm St Bernard’s Parish Parish Priest: Fr. Brian Glasheen Weekend Mass times: Saturday: 6.30pm Sunday: 8.30am & 10.00am
St Anthony’s Parish Parish Priest: Fr. Fabian Smith Weekend Mass times: Saturday: 5.30pm Sunday: 8.30am & 10.30am
Katherine Hayward Maryanne Farrugia Tuesday 17th Diane Cadman Wednesday 18th Suzanne Smith Friday 20th Robyn Dodd Tuesday 24th Fiona Craig Wednesday 25th Michelle Keenan Heather Harrison Friday 27th Rosa Mirabelli Term 3 July Monday 14th Tuesday 15th Wednesday 16th Friday 18th
Maryanne Farrugia Karen Normoyle Heather Harrison Tess Galea